This is a recording of ships on the North Sea, off the coast of Aberdeen Scotland. At midnight, New Year's Eve (known as Hogmanay in Scotland) the ships blow their horns to signal the new year (2005 in this case). Each horn is a different pitch and each ship is a different distance and location from the shore, where this was recorded.
May 10, 2005 Subject:
Hogmanay on the North Sea
I love this. The sound of all the different boat horns is incredible. You also hear waves crashing, seabirds calling, and what sounds like fireworks in the distance. It's a beautiful recording, eerie and joyful at the same time.